Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


From IndieReader: Indie Books with Amazing Covers

Many people unfamiliar with today’s indie titles cite lousy editing and bad book covers as their primary reasons for steering clear. While in some instances, we cede to the first point, one only has to take a look at these diverse and gorgeous specimens to realize that ugly indie book covers are no longer the norm.

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"Ivan Doig: The Blacksmith’s Handshake" by Tony Angell

A friend's touching tribute to the great western writer, Ivan Doig.

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Everybody Rise: A Conversation Between Authors Stephanie Clifford and Elisabeth Egan

In Stephanie Clifford’s Everybody Rise, out Aug. 18 from St. Martin’s Press, an outsider twenty-something throws herself at glamorous old money New York, with severe consequences. Here, author Elisabeth Egan interviews Stephanie....

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Best Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense of July

Here on the editorial team, we tend to read a couple of months ahead (we're reading September and October titles right now). So for us, summer is over--if not literally, then at least literarily. (I don't think that's a real...

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E.L. Doctorow Dead at 84

A tireless experimenter, Doctorow was most famous for the novels Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Known as “Edgar” to those close to him, Doctorow’s awards included the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.

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IndieReader: What You Need to Do to Finish Writing Your Book

Part of a series on Indie writing, by Ed Charlton, IR’s Publishing Services Manager

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A Different Kind of War Novel - Talking to Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of "The Sympathizer"

One of our favorite books so far this year is Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel The Sympathizer, a book with one of the best first sentences of any you will come across.

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Aziz Ansari Discusses Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari probably doesn't need much introduction to our readers. But some might not know that he's the author of Modern Romance, a book about, well, why modern romance is different from the uncounted and uncountable generations of romance that have come before.

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"The Water Knife" - An Interview with Author Paolo Bacigalupi

A few years ago, Paolo Bacigalupi wrote The Windup Girl, a book that combined great characterization and action with deep thoughts about our future. It's a rare talent who can perform such a feat, and a few of us were eagerly anticipating Bacigalupi's newest novel The Water Knife, which was published just a couple of weeks ago.

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Sure, Winning a Nobel Prize is Great... But Are You a Best-Seller?

I took a look at Nobel Prize-winners and the books they've written through the years. In some cases, I've included books written about them. All in all, it was a fruitful search.

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